Posts Tagged ‘Caz Gardiner’

Skank and File: An Oral History of D.C. Ska

Strike up a conversation with 70 percent of this town’s 20- to 30-something punk rockers, and they’ll probably tell you they grew up with hardcore or emo. Talk to the other 30 percent, and they’ll say it was ska.
Most folks probably remember ska from the brief time when trumpet-toting dudes in plaid suits and pork-pie [...]

One Track Mind: Caz and the Day Laborers

Standout Track: No. 2, the smooth, soulful “Grateful,” captures what Caz and the Day Laborers frontwoman Caz Gardiner calls the “gourmet” experience that she and bassist Jorge Bañales set out to create on their new self-titled EP, which channels ’60s rock, mod, and garage rock, but especially rocksteady.
Musical Motivation: The song’s cheerful melody contrasts with [...]

ToDo ToDay: Gringo Star and Lots of Caribbean Music

If you’re a fan of fuzzy garage-rock, 2012 was good to you. But recent records by Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees, while great in their own right, made it easy to forget about Gringo Star’s cheery 2011 LP, Count Yer Lucky Stars. Don’t be fooled by the Atlanta quartet’s cheeky name: Gringo Star’s retro, [...]

Caz Gardiner Isn’t Afraid to Hire Day Laborers

Vocalist Caz Gardiner has been fronting D.C. ska bands for years, and her latest project, Caz and The Day Laborers, will make its debut on Friday at the Rock & Roll Hotel. The group includes longtime members of D.C. ska mainstays The Pietasters—guitarist Jorge Pezzimenti,  keyboardist/guitarist Dan Schneider, and drummer Curtis Reaves Jr.—as well [...]